The action or state of forcing or being forced to do something; constraint
the payment was made under compulsion
An irresistible urge to behave in a certain way, esp. against one's conscious wishes
he felt a compulsion to babble on about what had happened
an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid; "he felt a compulsion to babble on about the accident"
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will; "her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly"
using force to cause something to occur; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn't have to use coercion"
Compulsion is a jazz album by pianist Andrew Hill. It was originally released in 1966 under the Blue Note Label as BST 84217. It was remastered by Rudy Van Gelder in 2006.
Compulsion was an Irish punk band. They formed in the 1990 by Josephmary (singer) and Sid Rainey (bassist) as Thee Amazing Colossal Men. They signed a contract with Virgin Records, but after winning a lawsuit against their record label, they became "Compulsion" in 1992. ...
Compulsion, directed by Richard Fleischer, was a film made in 1959, based on the 1956 novel Compulsion by Meyer Levin, which in turn was based on the Leopold and Loeb trial. It was the first film Richard D. Zanuck produced.
Alex Delaware is a literary character created by Jonathan Kellerman. The Alex Delaware detective series begins with When the Bough Breaks, published in 1985. Delaware appears in 23 of Kellerman's popular murder mysteries. Kellerman sets the series in Los Angeles. ...
Compulsion (2002) is a horror novel written by Shaun Hutson.
Compulsion was a one-off ITV television drama, produced by Size 9 Productions and broadcast on 4 May, 2009. ...
An irrational need to perform some action, often despite negative consequences; The use of authority, influence, or other power to force (compel) a person or persons to act; The lawful use of violence (i.e. by the administration)
Repetitive ritualistic behavior such as hand washing or ordering or a mental act such as praying or repeating words silently that aims to prevent or reduce distress or prevent some dreaded event or situation. ...
A term used to describe repetitive behaviors or mental acts preformed over and over in response to an obsessive thought.
Repetitive, ritualistic behaviors that are driven to be repeated even if there is an awareness of their excessive or inappropriate nature.
An irresistible urge to do something against one's better judgement. Compulsive behaviors are often repetitive in nature, and the person recognizes that the compulsion is irrational. ...
Arabic Ikrah . Muhammadan law makes provision for persons acting under compulsion, when the person who compels has it in his power to execute orders, he be king or a thief. (Hidayah, vol. iii. p. 452.) E.g. a person forced into a contract may dissolve it. ...
An uncontrollable impulse to perform an act or ritual repeatedly. A compulsion may be in response to an obsession (repetitive, persistent thought) as in obsessivecompulsive disorder. The compulsive behavior serves to decrease anxiety. ...
A behaviour that is carried out for mental relief rather than for any other purpose. There is usually a repetitive nature to it. E.g. repeatedly wiping a kitchen bench which is already clean, or checking that a heater is turned off repeatedly.
a mental condition endemic to the vast majority of the members of the Combs &c. Research Group; symptoms include the inability to admit that a lineage is fully documented until every record has been extracted, nor that any record is not extant. See also obsession.
An insistent, repetitive, and unwanted urge to perform an act as a means of relieving anxiety. However, the repeated activity, such as hand washing, is not related realistically to what the person is trying to avoid.
a vampire’s ability to control a human will as well as certain bodily functions.
An uncontrollable urge to say or do something without an obvious reason. A person may repeat a behavior, such as hand-washing, over and over.
A repetitive behaviour (e.g., handwashing) or repetitive mental process (e.g., counting) that serves no rational purpose.
The physical act resulting from an obsession. Typically a compulsive act is done in an attempt to alleviate the discomfort created by an obsession.
Repetitive & seemingly purposeful behavior that the individual recognizes as senseless but which may provide release from tension.
A ritualistic, repetitive, and involuntary defensive behavior.